The 2018 Metta Box - Intramural Open - MettaBox: CrossFit Droitwich

The 2018 Metta Box – Intramural Open

What is the Intramural Open

The intramural open is the best opportunity of the year for everyone to get together and put all there hard work to the test. It runs concurrently with The CrossFit Games Open in which over the course of 5 weeks you’ll complete 5 workouts. The Intramural twist enables us to make the open an opportunity to get us all together for some fun. The IO consists of 3 teams participating for maximum points over the course of the 5 weeks. Here's how it works.


Captain selection: Jan 3-15

3 captains will be selected: The 3 captains will be selected for their values and fun attitude. Captains will be selected by January 15th. Captains are responsible for participating in the draft, operating their team’s private FB group, collect money for team uniforms (£15), coordinating score submissions, coming up with team name/logo and leading their team towards greatness! Captains will submit uniform money, logo and team members shirt sizes by February 20th for order.


Draft: February 8th

The Draft will be held Thursday February 8th at 7pm. Captains will make their team selections based from the pool of athletes pre-registered for the 2018 CF Games Open at the beginning of the draft meeting.


Pre-Open: Upon completion of the draft-February 22nd

The pre-open or free agent period will begin immediately upon completion of the draft. All other members of Metta Box who are not registered at the time of the draft are now free agents and can be recruited by captains. In order for any member to be placed on a team, they must be officially registered for The Open and the captain must announce their new team member via the captains only group. So, no two teams can lay claim to the same athlete. We will have a recruitment cap of 8 athletes until each team has reached 8 no other athletes may be added.


Open: February 22- March 26

This is where the participation begins! Each Friday  The Open workout will be announced and is to be completed by the submission deadline the following Monday. Every athlete can earn their team 1 point by completing the workout AND submitting their score by the Monday deadline. Athletes can also earn their team 3 points by taking a “Top 2” position in Men’s RX, Women’s RX, Men’s Scaled, Women’s Scaled. (Coaches are ineligible for “Top 2” points). Any team who wins the weekly “Spirit of the Open” award will be given 5 points (criteria defined below). There will be an updated team standing after each week’s scores are submitted.


Points and Scoring

Updated standings will be announced at 4pm Wednesday in the Metta Box Members Only Group.

Participation- 1 point for each team members completion and timely submittal of score.

Top 2- 3 points for a Top 2 finishes in each of the categories. Men’s RX, Women’s RX, Men’s Scaled, Women’s Scaled.

Spirit- 5 points to one team who has the most spirit. Captains shall submit their teams claim for spirit points based on the following criteria. In a paragraph format should include supporting images (will be voted on by coaches) to the captains only FB group by the WOD submission deadline (Monday evening). Coaches will deliberate over the winners and complete deliberations by Tuesday at 4pm. Final weekly scores will be tabulated and announced Wednesday at 4pm.

  1. Most inspiring moment of the week.
  2. Most energy.
  3. Team uniform
  4. Incredible accomplishment.


When to complete the WOD:

Each Friday during The Open the morning  WOD will be The Open WOD and the evenings will be Friday Night Lights (heats running all night), you may attend class as normal and participate.

On Saturday you will have the opportunity to complete the WOD during Open Gym time from 12-2pm.

IF Friday and Saturday do not allow for you to complete the given WOD we will make our best effort to allow you the space to complete the WOD during our normal operating hours on Monday’s. To ensure you have a judge it is highly recommended you pre-arrange for one (your captain should be able to help you find a judge).



The cost of registering for The Open £15, which you can do here.

The cost of Team Uniform (T-shirt) £15, give to your Captain. This is not required to participate.



Team Champions: Team with the most points after completion of the 6 weeks

Fittest Female: The athlete who finishes in the top spot based on the Metta B0x custom leaderboard.

Fittest Male: The athlete who finishes in the top spot based on the Metta Box custom leaderboard.

Top Male Scaled: The athlete who completes ALL workouts scaled and sits atop the scaled men’s leaderboard.

Top Female Scaled: The athlete who completes ALL workouts scaled and sits atop the scaled women’s leaderboard.

Most Inspiring Player: Will be voted on by all participating members and coaches.


How to prepare…

Open Lifting Camp: A 6 week weightlifting camp (£40) starting on Wednesday 17th Feb at8:15pm Limited to 10 spaces. Contact us to book now.

Skill Sessions: 30 minute 1-on-1 sessions with a coach to work on skills that will help you improve your performance in The Open. Skill sessions are great for: Double Unders, Repeating Box Jumps, Learning to Kip, getting your first Bar Muscle Up, Learning Olympic lifting technique. Schedule a goal setting session with a coach to determine what would work best for you!